The highly anticipated Urban Decay Naked Heat palette finally came out in the UK at the end of last month and seems to be one of the most, if not the most, hyped up Naked palette so far. If you haven’t managed to get your hands on it yet, you might be wondering if it’s actually worth the hype.
Well, yes, it is. And it is quickly becoming my favourite of all the Naked palettes. It includes 12 warm shades, 5 shimmers and 7 mattes, with the same pigmentation and blendability as the previous Naked palettes, but the colour selection is very different and far from neutral. All shades are really beautiful, definitely more on the orange-red side, but I personally really like that warm, amber-hued eye look and I think it suits all eye colours and skin tones.
Ounce – A light ivory shade with a pearl finish. It does a good job as inner corner and brow bone highlight.
Chaser – A creamy nude matte shade with a hint of pink. This is a great base shade and can be worn on its own to add a bit of warmth to the lids.
Sauced – A soft terracotta matte. I like to wear it all over the lid or above the crease as a transition shade for a darker smokey eye.
Low Blow – A warm brown matte. This also makes a great transition or all-over shade and it’s one of my favourites.
Lumbre – A copper and gold shimmer. This is the palest metallic shade and probably my favourite of all shimmers.
He Devil – A burnt red matte. I struggle a little bit with this one, as it’s highly pigmented and a bit too red for my liking, but it’s still a beautiful shade.
Dirty Talk – A metallic burnt red. This looks like a shimmery version of He Devil, but with a bit of an orange undertone. The colour payoff is really good.
Scorched – A metallic deep red. It is very similar to Dirty Talk but with a bit more pink and shimmer in it. I think I prefer this one out of the two.
Cayenne – A deep terracotta matte. It works well with Sauced for an easy everyday warm look or He Devil and Dirty Talk if you want to go a bit darker and bolder.
En Fuego – A deep burgundy matte. This looks beautiful on the outer lid or buffed into the crease. I like to use it with Scorched.
Ashes – A rich aubergine matte. This takes a bit of extra effort to blend, but makes a great crease colour.
Ember – A deep metallic plum. It’s the shade I’ve used the least, but a very unique one. It would be perfect for a dramatic smokey eye.
The quality of all shadows is amazing. With the exception of the two lighter shades (Ounce and Chaser) all other shades are intensely pigmented and bold and the shimmers give some serious shine. It’s definitely a palette for those who love a deeper, warm smokey eye. In terms of the packaging, the box is made of plastic, but looks quite sturdy and I’ve noticed that it’s chunkier than the Naked 2 and Naked Smoky palettes. It has a magnetic closure, so it’s very easy to open and close. It comes with a huge mirror inside and a double-ended brush, which I actually like and use, so overall you get a lot for your money.
So, if you’re into warm toned eyeshadows, this is the palette for you. I love it and it is going to be one of my go-to palettes from now on!